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White House extends US combat role in Afghanistan into 2015 - CNN
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:30:15 GMT

CBS News

White House extends US combat role in Afghanistan into 2015
CNN
(CNN) -- In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan ...
Afghan mission for US to continue under new authoritiesWashington Post
Obama quietly broadens US mission in AfghanistanCBS News
Obama approves fresh guidelines for US military in AfghanistanReuters
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Take a Tour Through Afghanistan's First-Ever Amusement Park - ABC News
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 01:01:34 GMT

ABC News

Take a Tour Through Afghanistan's First-Ever Amusement Park
ABC News
Despite an upswing in insurgent attacks, Afghanistan's capital city, Kabul, has a new milestone: The country's first-ever amusement park. It's called Kabul City Park. Nestled between the muddy, polluted Kabul river and the city's snow-covered mountains ...
Afghanistan's first fun park brings joy amid warStars and Stripes

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Obama Orders Expanded US Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS - The Atlantic
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:11:34 GMT

The Atlantic

Obama Orders Expanded US Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS
The Atlantic
Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's mission there, and worries over the possible emergence of another ISIS-like group, President Obama approved guidelines in recent weeks to ...



US 'to expand' 2015 Afghanistan combat role - BBC News
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:32:25 GMT

BBC News

US 'to expand' 2015 Afghanistan combat role
BBC News
US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations. Guidelines approved by President Barack Obama will also provide air support ...



Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT - Reuters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:38:40 GMT

Reuters

Obama signs order expanding US Afghanistan role: NYT
Reuters
The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in Afghanistan for at least another year, it said, adding Obama's decision was made during a White House meeting with national security advisers in recent weeks. In May, Obama said the ...



Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan - USA TODAY
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:16:53 GMT

Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON President Obama has approved a plan to allow U.S. troops to protect themselves and allies in Afghanistan, a senior military official and senior administration official told USA TODAY on Saturday. The rules would allow U.S. forces to ...



Obama extends combat role in Afghanistan - MSNBC
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:07:41 GMT

Obama extends combat role in Afghanistan
MSNBC
The New York Times first reported the classified order that allows a greater combat role for U.S. forces that remain in Afghanistan than had previously been expected. A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the president recently decided that the ...



U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year - KABC-TV
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:35:55 GMT

KABC-TV

U.S. Broadens Military Mission for Afghanistan Next Year
KABC-TV
Original plans called for the 9,800 U.S. military trainers who would remain in Afghanistan next year to also have the authority to conduct limited counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda in Afghanistan. Those operations would be conducted by part ...



ISIS Making Deadly Inroads in Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan - U.S. News & World Report
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:24:41 GMT

ISIS Making Deadly Inroads in Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan
U.S. News & World Report
These efforts to contain the problem are, however, in vain. Pakistan shares a border with Afghanistan, which after 13 years of war now finds itself on the brink of all NATO combat forces withdrawing, ahead of a full troop drawdown in 2016. The vacuum ...

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Obama Quietly Broadens Mission In Afghanistan - Huffington Post
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:58:47 GMT

Obama Quietly Broadens Mission In Afghanistan
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against ...




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